Productivity

What does it mean to use technology productively? How do you use devices and computers with Windows, Android, or iOS? Which gadgets make your work easier? How to personalize the operating system and the gadgets that you are using?

How to recover previous versions of your files and documents, using OneDrive

One of the coolest features of OneDrive is the fact that it keeps the version history of your synchronized files so that you can recover older versions when you need to. For example, you may be working on an Excel file with someone else, or you may work alone on it, but on...

8 ways to open the Folder Options window, in Windows (all versions)

Most Windows users rely on File Explorer (in Windows 10 or 8.1) or Windows Explorer (in Windows 7), to access and organize their files and folders. If you want to personalize how Explorer works, you must first open the Folder Options window, where you can...

How to work with custom views in Event Viewer (all Windows versions)

Event Viewer is one of those tools in Windows that are hidden treasures. It can show logs about pretty much everything that happened on your computer, and it can help you troubleshoot any problems your computer might have. However, the information it shows can often be...

How to work with the Event Viewer in Windows

Some of our readers have asked themselves "What on Earth is the Event Viewer, and why would I want to work with it?" Windows starts to keep track of what it is doing as soon as you start it up, and continuously saves log files that can provide a wealth of information when...

How to uninstall Internet Explorer from Windows (all versions)

With each new version of Internet Explorer (IE) and each new version of Windows, the procedure for removing this web browser has changed. For example, when Internet Explorer 9 was launched, it was distributed as an update for Windows, and you could remove it from the...

Simple questions: What is NTFS and why is it useful?

If you have ever formatted a drive, be it removable or internal to your computer, then you have seen the term NTFS displayed as an option for formatting. You may have asked yourself what NTFS meant and, if you landed on this article, you are looking for the answer....

Simple questions: What is the NKRO technology for keyboards?

Have you ever heard of the term NKRO or 6KRO? Did you hear a friend who is into computer games, talking about his or her brand new 10-key rollover keyboard? Have you wondered what that means and whether it is an important aspect to consider when buying a new...

How to work with WordPad in Windows

Since its earliest versions, Windows has come with a handy text editing tool called WordPad. You can consider it a light version of Microsoft Word and a more advanced app than other simple text editors like Notepad. As new versions of Windows were released...

How to start the Event Viewer in Windows (all versions)

Windows stores logs of everything that is going on, from starting up to shutting down. It stores details about the app errors that take place, the warnings that are given by different system services, information about the state of drivers and services. You can see all this...

How to use Remote Desktop Connection (RDC) to connect to a Windows PC

If you are running a Windows-based computer or similar device, you can connect to another one using Remote Desktop Connection. This application uses the RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol) to allow you to use all the resources of the host machine through your PC's display. In...

7 things you can do with the Device Manager from Windows

With just a few clicks or taps, Device Manager lets you see and manage all the hardware installed on your Windows PC or device, view the devices for which you did not install appropriate drivers and also see and manage "hidden" devices. If you want to know everything you...

Analysis: Quick desktop app installations ruin computer performance!

A while back, we published an article about risks to watch for when downloading and installing free software. While we had an idea of how damaging it can be to perform quick (or typical) application installations, without carefully reading what you are about to install, what we...

Review Kingston DataTraveler Elite G2: the durable USB 3.1 flash drive!

USB flash drives tend to be somewhat dull devices. People use them for quick data transfers, and they want them as cheap as possible. Therefore, the quality of most devices of this type is rather low, and their durability is not something to brag about. Kingston is one of the few...